The Spiderwick Chronicles (film)
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The Spiderwick Chronicles is a 2008 film about twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, who find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures, including Mulgarath, a shape-shifting ogre, and Van Pelt, a jungle game hunter bent on hunting people, notably the Grace family themselves.
- Directed by Mark Waters. Written by Karey Kirkpatrick, David Berenbaum, and John Sayles, based on the series by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black.
Their World Is Closer Than You Think.
- [reading the warning note on the book] Do not dare to read this book, for if you take a fearful look, you'll barter at your life's expense, and face a deadly consequence.
- [after seeing his brother being captured by goblins] What the hell?!
- [seeing Thimbletack lose his temper] And they say I've got anger issues.
- [after Mallory hits the wall and a piece of it fall to the floor] Great, I'll get blamed for that!
- [seeing Mallory fighting the goblins, so he tosses the stone to her] Here, Look through this!
- Yes! Thank you!
- [after saving Mallory from the goblins] Now do you believe me?!
- I think he means... we all die.
- Why can't I see you?
- [To Helen after their argument] I hate you, and I don't want to live with you!
- [refusing to help Jared attack Mallory] I'm a pacifist.
- I don't do conflict.
- [in Spiderwick's house] Ugh, It's got that old people smell.
- [petting the Griffin] Cool pet.
- [seeing Arthur Spiderwick for the first time] Whoa.
- Ow! Well, that's not fair. He distracted me.
- [repeated line] Death to the ogre!
- Vengeance or death!... Hopefully vengeance.
- [as the griffin is soaring far overhead] Fly while you can, griffin! I just ate an ogre whole. You could be next!
- Look...I...I talked to Spiderwick. I shared Hobgoblin secrets. But Mulgurath stole just that one page and used it to kill my entire family!
- [As Jared sees Mulgurath in the form on an old man] Don't be fooled by what you think you see. That's exactly what he wants.
- Give me the book!
- Give me the book now!
- [as Van Pelt] Don't move or I'll blow your blinking brains out!
- Jared: [after seeing the dumbwaiter] Simon, don't you wanna know where this thing goes?
- Simon: Not really.
- Jared: [handing his mom knives] Steel. It cuts and burns.
- Helen: Good thing we're New Yorkers.
- Jared: Why can't I see you?
- Thimbletack: You don't see us, now you do, but only if we want you to.
- Tow Truck Driver: [after running over a troll] Did I hit somebody?
- Jared: Yes! Thank you!
- Jared: What happens when Mulgarath gets the book?
- Thimbletack: I die. You die. We all die. Bye-bye.
- Mallory: [turns to Jared; voice quavering slightly] What does he mean, 'we all die'?
- Jared: I think he means... we all die.
- Thimbletack: Master must destroy the book!
- Arthur Spiderwick: NO! No, we need to protect it! Keep it inside the circle, and safe from the ogre! I just need more time, Thimbletack. I need more time.
- Red Cap: The circle is broken. The circle is broken! THE CIRCLE IS BROKEN! ATTAAAAACK!!!
- [Mulgarath turns back into his true form]
- Mulgarath: Now, give me the book!
- [Mulgarath turns himself into Van Pelt, complete with a rifle]
- Mulgarath: [to Helen] Don't move or I'll blow your blinking brains out!
- Hogsqueal: Do birds live in these little houses?
- Jared: Yeah.
- Hogsqueal: Oh, my gosh, that's genius! Who thought of that? You can stick your tongue right in it! [begins slobbering over a birdhouse]
- Their World Is Closer Than You Think
- Freddie Highmore - Jared and Simon Grace
- Mary-Louise Parker - Helen Grace
- Nick Nolte - Mulgarath (human form)
- Sarah Bolger - Mallory Grace
- Andrew McCarthy - Richard Grace
- Joan Plowright - Aunt Lucinda Spiderwick
- David Strathairn - Arthur Spiderwick
- Jonathan Hyde - Mulgarath's Van Pelt form
- Nick Nolte - Mulgarath
- Seth Rogen - Hogsqueal
- Martin Short - Thimbletack
- Ron Perlman - Red Cap
The Grace Family
- Richard (father)
- Helen (wife)
- Mallory (daughter)
- Simon & Jared (twin sons)
- Red Cap
- Van Pelt - A villainous jungle game hunter character that exists outside of the The Spiderwick Chronicles universe, and one of the many forms took on by Mulgarath.